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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Blue Heron Campground, Stearns, Kentucky

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

The last time we stayed here was 10 years ago. We were glad to be back. Little had changed which is mostly good. The shower house could definitely use a makeover but they were all working and we really had no issues. We did have an issue with those #$%^&* National Park water spigots. Ours had a bad anti-siphon valve and we would not have been able to use it except there was a NP maintenance dude stopped at the host site and we walked over there. He immediately came to our site and proceeded to change out the faulty valve twice before he managed to get one that worked for us. As mentioned in other reviews you very likely will need a bungee cord or heavy zip tie to hold the water handle in the on position. The picnic tables and fire rings were new. The site was level and we had a wonderful early Fall camp and hiking experience. We'll be back. We camped at Blue Heron Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the 2 overlooks and the Blue Heron Coal town and visitor center. Hiking in the area is very good. A side trip into Sterns KY to the coal mine museum is well worth a few hours. Also an historic train ride from Sterns to the Blue Heron visitor center is available.

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Cahokia RV Parque, Cahokia, Illinois

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Many sites are long end to end sites. You can treat them like a pull through if you're not sharing it with another RV. Some are full hook up and some are just water and electric. Choices are limited near St Louis. We called 3 places in Fenton MO and they were full. This place is OK. They even have shuttle to the arch and other attractions. Nice little pool which looked inviting but a severe thunderstorm prevented us from trying it out. I would stay here again. Voltage is OK even though it was 100 when we arrived. We camped at Cahokia RV Parque in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
52
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The barbecue joint out front is good stuff. The beer was cold. They give 10% off to campers. Visit the Arch, Missouri botanical gardens, the Saint Louis zoo!

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Newberry Mountain RV and Motel Park, Newberry Springs, California

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

The young lady at the office was very nice and expecting twins! Easy check in. Nice little pool which felt wonderful in the 100 deg heat. It's a desert campground with adequate gravel. New picnic tables. Duck pond. A few palm trees. Not exactly an oasis but very adequate for the night. Would definitely stay here again. You could tell they were proud of their little campground. Sites were a little short for bigger rigs but not too much of a problem. Wifi works OK. We camped at Newberry Mountain RV and Motel Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

There's nothing here but it's a good spot for the night.

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Blowing Springs Campground, Bella Vista, Arkansas

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

The upgraded 30 amp section is now open. I think all sites now are full hook up. We have all 3 networks and PBS on antenna TV. Wifi works OK. FYI the trees are taller and give better afternoon shade farther back from the check in. We were on 13 and pretty hot until evening. There are lots of bike trails but it was near 100 in the parking lot this afternoon so no bike rides for us. The restrooms look good. We would stay here again. We camped at Blowing Springs Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We are here to see the Walmart Crystal Bridges American art museum complex! There are many bike trails in the area.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Oklahoma City East KOA, Choctaw, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Sites are dusty gravel. Some have a little bit of grass. It was hot and everyone had their AC on. I found low voltage of only 104 volts at my post. When I told the otherwise friendly camp host he shrugged it off as normal for the weather. These places are getting more and more big rigs and not upgrading the wiring. Except for the dust and low voltage it was a good stay. Far enough from the freeway to be quiet. I would stay here again. Lots of shade. Nice fire rings. Decent picnic tables. We camped at Oklahoma City East KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
B8
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Santa Rosa Campground & RV Park, Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Like so many others we found the owner to be a surly grouch. Immediately upon arrival he blocked me with a golf cart and accused me of backing into something. He went behind my trailer to check for damage. Finding nothing he mumbled something I couldn't hear. Then told me I was going the wrong way. There are no arrows or signs. I found the 30 and 50 amp outlets were badly worn out. The 50 looked burned. We used the 30 but didn't need our AC since it was a cool night. All good until the skunk came out later. Pass this one if you can. I would not stop here again. We camped at Santa Rosa Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Willow Springs Motel & RV Park, Bridgeport, California

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

This is an older family owned and run park. Only 14 short term sites. Shady grass picnic area nearby. Common fire ring with marshmallows provided. All gravel and a little dusty but a really nice little park only 20 miles from the east entrance to Yosemite NP. Anne the owner got us in on the 4th of July with just 2 weeks notice! Would definitely stay here again. Good wifi. No TV. We camped at Willow Springs Motel & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

20 miles from the east entrance to Yosemite. Nuff said!

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Coachland RV Park, Truckee, California

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $54.00
Overall Rating:

As others have said, sites are close together with alternating directions so you face your neighbors and your picnic tables are almost side by side. Still a nice modern park and we would stay here again. Extensive cable TV lineup. A little pricey for the tight space. We camped at Coachland RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Must visit Donner memorial park close by.

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Island RV Park, Clearlake Oaks, California

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

This is a long term mobile home park with a few short term sites. Our site was right on the lake shore with a spectacular view of the lake and mountains. Kind of old and quirky but we would definitely stay here again. The old man who runs the place is super nice. And we were here on July 1st and 2nd and there were a couple other open spots. We camped at Island RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Walmart nearby.

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

South Beach State Park, Newport, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

I agree with the previous review. Some sites were angled and big rig deep. Ours was 90 deg with tree and post at entrance. Had a tough time backing my 29 foot tt in. Nice paved walking and bike trails through the dunes. Would probably stay here again. It was full some days so reservations recommended. We camped at South Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The near by aquarium is great. Eat at Sharks in town. The best meal of our entire trip. Trip Advisor top pick.

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Cape Blanco State Park, Port Orford, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Truly an undescovered gem. I hate to give it a glowing review because I'd like to keep it a secret! Most sites are long enough for a big rig. Water and electric. No dump. Spectacular cliff top views and trails. Light house. Beautiful beaches you can walk for miles. First come first served. No reservations. Any day but Saturday you will be able to get a site. Many sites are almost secluded. Lots of shade. We camped at Cape Blanco State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lighthouse, cliff overlooks, trails, no mosquitoes! Beaches. It's all here.

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Elk Country RV Resort & Campground, Trinidad, California

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Our pad was dry grass covered gravel. Unmowed grass every where else. Wifi was difficult to get permission on most devices. Office offered no help getting access. This was a bit of a problem due to poor cell service in the area. The big draw is the elk herd that wanders throughout the campground sometimes grazing or laying down right next to your rv. We camped at Elk Country RV Resort & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Campground is rustic and a bit run down. It's all about the elk that visited 2 out of 3 days we were there.

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Redwoods River Resort, Leggett, California

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $53.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here weekend before the 4th. Very crowded with many sites doubling up with friends. Dusty dirt roads. Lots of late night partying. Voltage is low could barely use our microwave. Could not use A/C due to lack of power. Would not give us the Good Sam discount due to prime time. It's a good location and we needed it so we stayed. If you're into camping under the giant redwoods this is OK. Close to the south end of the Ave of the Giants scenic drive. We camped at Redwoods River Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Glass beach in Ft Brag and a car/truck drive south on scenic CA 1 is a must. Don't take a motorcoach or large trailer! Ave of the Giants easy drive north. Again, not recommend for big rigs.

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Pioneer Trails RV Resort , Anacortes, Washington

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

New owners. Very nice office greeting. We had rock solid wifi. Cable TV worked fine. We were in B13 up top not far from the office. Fun park to walk in. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Pioneer Trails RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B13
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Schedule a ferry ride to one of the islands. Don't miss Deception Pass state park!!

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Shipshewana Campground North Park, Shipshewana, Indiana

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We just spent 1 night. $40 total for a pull thru water and electric. We were there to get our RV refrig over hauled. The repair shop was just 1/2 mile south of the CG. The sites are gravel with grass on both sides of the drive. Picnic table in the grass. No concrete. Grass was a tad high so shoes got a little wet just moving around hooking and un-hooking. It's pretty close to a main highway so some truck noise all night. Not too bad. We actually slept windows open with a ceiling exhaust fan running. Closed up with the AC on the noise whouldn't have been a problem. VERY friendly check in. Quick and easy. Easy in and out. 2 entrances. Would definitely stay here again. Some 'skeeters so wear your deet if you hang out. That's just northern Indiana in the summer. We camped at Shipshewana Campground North Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The little town of Shipshewana is a wonderful place. If you like history we highly recommend http://www.mennohof.org/ The Menno-Hof visitor center. 2 hours to see it all. Best $7 we spent. It's a multi-media tour with hands on of the Amish and Menonite story. Very good. Right in the heart of town. A great little walking town.

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